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The problem with the military is all those fags keep raping the ladies.
The American Family Association needs smarter bigots.
The director of issues analysis of the fundamentalist anti-LGBT American Family Association (AFA) on Wednesday refused to answer a "simple yes or no question" about whether he had ever had a "gay impulse."
Liberal radio host Alan Colmes pointed out that AFA's Bryan Fischer could set an example for gay men and lesbians by explaining when he had chosen to be straight.
"Have you ever had a gay impulse?" Colmes asked.
"Alan, I am not going to talk about that," Fischer laughed. "Alan, I'm not going to go there! Give it a rest!"
"It's a simple yes or no question," Colmes observed.
"We're not going to talk about that," Fischer insisted.
"Because maybe if you've been able to overcome your gay impulses and you've been successful in doing it, you could be a model for other people you'd like to see act the same way," Colmes pressed.
"The focus here, Alan, is that everybody experiences sexual impulses that if they acted on those impulses, it would destroy them," the anti-LGBT crusader declared.
"Well, can you give me an example from your own life? What would be some of yours?" the liberal host wondered.
This is a long segment but worth watching from beginning to end. After I saw the tweet from Matt Drudge declaring 2013 to be "the year of Alex Jones," I couldn't figure out what benefit could come to the right from adopting the bizarre lunacy Jones spews on a daily basis.
Maddow gets to the bottom of it. This is all about Islamophobia, the right-wing fear machine, and how they plan to capitalize on the Boston bombings in order to feed every stupid conspiracy theory on the planet. If you thought they lost their minds during health care reform, you haven't seen anything yet.
I've noticed a ramp-up of outrageous statements over the past several weeks, too. RightWingWatch's front page usually has a lot of religious righties spewing gay hate. They still do have a lot of that, but I've seen more and more front-page real estate there dedicated to the Islamophobes and nativists.
If it were just Alan Keyes saying it, I'd shrug and write it off to the usual crazies, but it's not. Yesterday American Family Association director Bryan Fischer went on the radio to warn his listeners that homofascists were going to round them up and mark them -- BEWARE THE BEAST.
And now we have Alan Keyes, whose daughter is gay, claiming gay marriage will lead the country into an inexorable decline to communism. But not just communism, my friends. Oh no, we've got trouble in River City because those "homofascists" (WTF are those?) are going to lead us to the "murder of the masses."
RightWingWatch posted the transcript, and yes, he really did say that:
It returns us to the dark ages of human oppression, which America was founded to remove humanity from, and it is the whole point of the push for homosexual marriage and homosexual rights. The aim is not compassion for homosexuals, respect for homosexuals and all of this; the aim in the mind of these hardheaded, calculating, leftist, Communist, totalitarians is to destroy the family and to establish the notion that once you have seized power there is no limit whatsoever to what you can do. If you want to tolerate abuses then those abuses can be imposed upon the people. Once you establish that, the abuses are then not going to be confined to egregious outrages like this; those abuses are going to be committed against the whole society and they will in the end include the murder of the masses as has occurred in all Communist regimes that existed. That includes as well the expropriation of all property because if you don’t respect the primordial God-endowed belongings that are associated with family life then why on earth would you be constrained to respect any other form of human property claim.
What goes on in their little lizard brains? Teh gay will cause the murder of the masses?
I'm waiting for the air raid siren to go off warning me about the roving armies of "homofascists" coming for me and my family. And my healthcare.
Oooh, get the popcorn and watch the show. Billo has really riled up the religious righties with his 'Bible-thumping' comments, and their Empire is striking back. Bryan Fischer, who I never agree with, actually got something right in this short rant, when he called Billo a "pompous, arrogant windbag." He's right!
Bryan Fischer is furious with Bill O'Reilly over his recent statement that opponents of marriage equality do nothing but "thump the Bible" as Fischer ripped into him on his radio program yesterday, calling O'Reilly "blindly ignorant" of all the non-Scriptural arguments opponents of gay marriage have made.
Fischer admitted that anti-gay activists have indeed thumped their Bibles and have done so because it contains the revealed word of God, but they have made other arguments as well, but O'Reilly - who "a lot of the times just comes across as a pompous, arrogant windbag" - has just been "completely oblivious to this." Fischer was outraged by this "insult, this ridicule, this mockery of ordinary Americans who do believe in the Bible as the revealed word of God."
"The implication," Fischer declared, "is [that] we're a bunch of neanderthal, redneck, hillbilly Bible-bangers. That is essentially what he is saying were are ... He's insulting us to our face"
Gosh, they're both right. Fischer is a neanderthal Bible-banger, and Billo is a pompous windbag.
Score tied, guess we're going to overtime.
The director of issues analysis of the fundamentalist American Family Association (AFA) is instructing his followers that Jesus wants them to pray for President Barack Obama because he is the "enemy."
During the Monday broadcast of AFA's Focal Point radio show, Bryan Fischer told a story about a woman who had been praying for 18 years than an abortion clinic in Mississippi would be closed. And thanks to a law that requires abortion doctors to have “admission privileges” at a local hospital, this last clinic in the state could be closing in the coming weeks.
Fischer pointed out that prayer may not make work immediately, but Christians should be persistent.
"One of the reason that I pray for President Obama -- and virtually every day pray for him by name -- is that Jesus taught us to pray for our enemies and for those that persecute us," the conservative radio host opined.
"We should be under no illusions here. President Obama is not our friend, President Obama is our enemy. He is seeking to restrict religious liberty. He wants to confine the First Amendment free exercise of religion clause to one hour a week."
"So why do we pray for him?" Fischer asked in conclusion. "And it's genuine, I pray for him, it's genuine. It's not pro forma prayer. I pray for him as genuinely as I pray for anyone else because Jesus taught us to pray for our enemies."
(h/t: Right Wing Watch)
What's really frightening is that there apparently are people out there who take this guy seriously rather than being viewed as some insane carnival barker who ought to be run out of town on a rail: Fischer: Fiscal Cliff Legislation is 'Demonic':
Bryan Fischer is not at all pleased with the legislation passed last night by the House of Representatives in an effort to avoid the "fiscal cliff, "declaring that it is a violation of the Ten Commandments' prohibition on covetousness, meaning that the Democratic Party is driven by a "Satanic" ideology and the resulting legislation is "demonic."
So much for that talk about it being harder for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven than that camel going through the eye of a needle. Those greedy poor people out there are the evil ones for coveting what that rich man has by wanting him to pay his fair share of taxes.
There was no word from Fischer as to why Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) would help craft a "demonic" fiscal agreement -- or for that matter, why 125 congressional Republicans voted for it.
Yes, they've settled on a theme for why they lost so magnificently last week. Mitt Romney led it off with his declaration to donors and his campaign team that Obama only won because he gave 'big gifts' to minorities and students.
Mitt Romney told his top donors Wednesday that his loss to President Obama was a disappointing result that neither he or his top aides had expected, but said he believed his team ran a “superb” campaign with “no drama,” and attributed his rival’s victory to “the gifts” the administration had given to blacks, Hispanics and young voters during Obama’s first term.
Obama, Romney argued, had been “very generous” to blacks, Hispanics and young voters. He cited as motivating factors to young voters the administration’s plan for partial forgiveness of college loan interest and the extension of health coverage for students on their parents’ insurance plans well into their 20s. Free contraception coverage under Obama’s healthcare plan, he added, gave an extra incentive to college-aged women to back the president. [...]
“The President’s campaign,” he said, “focused on giving targeted groups a big gift—so he made a big effort on small things. Those small things, by the way, add up to trillions of dollars.”
Well, then. I suppose Republicans aren't particularly interested in ever being in the White House or the majority again, because if they continue to cement their reputation of the party that serves rich old white men at everyone else's expense I see no pathway to power, do you?
Bryan Fischer, American Family Association wingnut, went on the air yesterday to declare that President Obama got a large portion of the Latino vote because socialism is baked into their genetic code. Or something. Via Right Wing Watch, this lunacy:
Oh goodie. Pass the popcorn. The religious right is none too happy now that Willard has lost the presidential election and wanting to push the party even further to the right -- GOP civil war: Herman Cain calls for third party:
It’s been less than 24 hours since the polls closed and already the first shots in an emerging civil war within the conservative movement are being fired. Right-leaning pundits have been taking turns beating up on Mitt Romney and blaming him for the loss last night. Donald Trump just tweeted, “Congrats to @KarlRove on blowing $400 million this cycle. Every race @CrossroadsGPS ran ads in, the Republicans lost. What a waste of money.” And GOP leaders are already taking to the barricades on either side of the divide, which basically comes down to this question: Were Romney and the GOP too conservative or not conservative enough?
Steve Schmidt, a top Republican strategist who ran John McCain’s 2008 campaign, invoked the term on MSNBC this morning. “When I talk about a civil war in the Republican Party, what I mean is, it’s time for Republican elected leaders to stand up and to repudiate this nonsense [of the extreme right wing], and to repudiate it directly,” he said.
But on the other side of the fight, Herman Cain, the former presidential candidate who still has a robust following via his popular talk radio program and speaking tours, today suggested the most clear step to open civil war: secession. Appearing on Bryan Fischer’s radio program this afternoon, Cain called for a large faction of Republican Party leaders to desert the party and form a third, more conservative party.
“I never thought that I would say this, and this is the first time publicly that I’ve said it: We need a third party to save this country. Not Ron Paul and the Ron Paulites. No. We need a legitimate third party to challenge the current system that we have, because I don’t believe that the Republican Party … has the ability to rebrand itself,” Cain said.
Fischer, a social conservative leader, noted that he predicted this summer that if Mitt Romney loses, evangelical conservatives would start a third party. “If Barack Obama wins this election the Republican Party as we know it is finished, it is dead, it is toast,” Fischer said in September at the Values Voter Summit in Washington. Read on...
Over the weekend, there was an interesting piece in the New York Times about Glenn Beck serving as Mitt Romney's unofficial liaison to the evangelical community. And what was interesting was that evangelicals were described in very unflattering terms -- by their own leaders.
“Romney has staked out issues that are aligned with evangelicals,” said Bryan Fischer, director of issue analysis for the conservative nonprofit American Family Association. But, he added, Mr. Romney’s faith may ultimately present a problem in the voting booth. “It’s still an issue for some evangelicals and may influence their voting decision on Nov. 6,” he said. “There are a number of evangelicals who will not vote for someone who doesn’t adhere to orthodox Christianity.”
First of all, not voting for a candidate because they don't share your religious views is simply un-American (yes, that's Michael Medved--stopped clock). Ever hear of the "No Religious Test" clause, Mr. Fischer?
Also, I'm not familiar with "orthodox Christianity." Does it include Catholics? Methodists? Unitarians? What is that exactly, pray tell?
Mr. Fischer said of the complicated relationship between evangelical Christians and Mormons that “evangelicals appreciate what Glenn Beck has done in refocusing attention on the values of our founding fathers,” but “that doesn’t mean evangelicals regard him as a Christian.”
Sectarianism really brings us all together as a country, doesn't it? Just like the Sunnis and Shiites.
Until last month, the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association’s Web site listed Mormonism as a “cult” along with Scientology and Jehovah’s Witnesses.
Hey, Mitt's in good company. A couple decades ago, the same crowd was saying the same thing about "Papists."
“There’s a difference between a public figure like Glenn Beck and someone who could be the president of the United States,” said John C. Green, the author of “The Faith Factor: How Religion Influences American Elections.” “Many evangelicals believe this country was founded by Christian leaders. It’s important that the person in the White House be positive about Christianity, if not a devout Christian himself.”
Note the use of the word, "believe" in that sentence. Says it all.
What's ironic is that these people obviously couldn't vote for Thomas Jefferson, a Deist who re-wrote the New Testament by removing all the miracles.
Not terribly "orthodox" of him, was it?